Colombia Experiences Mag 5 Earthquake

Earthquake location 8.6818S, -77.2233W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Acandi in Colombia on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:31:16 / 4:31 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000hirk. Event ids that are associated: us1000hirk. Exact location of earthquake, -77.2233° West, 8.6818° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/10/18 / 2018-10-29 21:31:16 / October 29, 2018 @ 9:31 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Colombia (c. 47 790 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Urabá, Arboletes, Turbo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Turbo (c. 50 500 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from San Pedro de Urabá (c. 11 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Necoclí (c. 10 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan de Urabá (c. 10 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Unión Chocó (c. 9 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Arboletes (c. 8 400 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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